Papa Ghana’s tribute to Amsterdam

For those planning to visit Amsterdam anytime soon, there is no need for a Lonely Planet guide. Just have a listen to Papa Ghana’s new track ‘Damsco’ (slang for ‘Amsterdam’) which he just released. In case you don’t speak any Dutch (slang): the ‘Damsco’ lyrics read as an ode to the city. The track starts off with Papa Ghana paying his respect to the city’s biggest folk singers, but soon goes on to sum up what’s typical for ‘Damsco’: fare beating in the tram, hipsters in the ‘negen straatjes’ (‘nine streets’, a hip — yes — part of town), an arrogant attitude displayed by “Amsterdammers” (according to the rest of the country), and of course football club Ajax. Continue reading